South Dakota State University
Cadets learn squad tactics during a Road March to prepare themselves for LDAC.

Cadets on the Move

Cadets learn squad tactics during a Road March to prepare themselves for LDAC.

“ I had the privilege of attending a West Point Negotiation Conference, West Point, NY, and was very excited to represent South Dakota State University (SDSU) at this event. I am a Pharmacy student at SDSU and had the opportunity to complete an AMEDDIP Internship at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During the internship, I worked in a hospital pharmacy. These training opportunities, plus the Army ROTC training on campus, are beneficial to my development as an officer and to my future professional career. What I learn in each training environment, I can translate back to my fellow Cadets at SDSU. ”

Emily Van Klompenburg, 

STARTING YOUR CAREER

After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your career as an Officer will be just beginning, and you'll find a variety of interesting Officer career fields, called branches, in the Army. Once you choose your Army branch, you will embark on specialized training.

Learn about Branches and Specialties on GoArmy.com

THE ARMY: IT'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT

Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. You will most likely be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions. Also, you may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.